Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 23993 24462
323993, 724462


1679, rebuilt 1781. Small, rectangular-plan, crowstepped chapel with small graveyard. Snecked rubble with squared quoins and dressed ashlar margins. Gothic window. Chamfered arrises.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: wide boarded timber door abutting eaves at centre bay.

SW ELEVATION: gabled elevation with pointed-arch window (see Notes) to centre.

SE (GRAVEYARD) ELEVATION: small square window to right of centre.

Fixed glazing, stained glass to SW. Graded grey slates. Ashlar-coped crowsteps.

INTERIOR: moral monuments and small lectern sundial of late 17th century type with 1890 inscription to 'PH' (Peter Hay) and 'MS' (Marjory Scrymegour) at NE.

Statement of Special Interest

Ecclesiastical building in occasional use for family Christenings and weddings. Rebuilt in 1781 after destruction by John Knox. The SW window contains a 16th century stained glass panel from Eton depicting a Tudor rose. An early photograph of about 1843 shows a thatched roof. A chapel dedication to St Martin is recorded in a Charter of 1633, possibly an earlier chapel on the site or nearby. Megginch Castle estate includes Gothic Arch, Icehouse, Kennels Cottage, Kingdom Farmhouse, North Lodges, Stables (with Dovecot), Walled Gardens, Wardheads and West Lodge all listed separately.



Melville ERROL (1935). Information courtesy of Baroness Strange.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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